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Elizabeth Wissinger on "This Year's Model"
Elizabeth Wissinger on "This Year's Model"
WhenWednesday, May 11, 2016, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Campus locationCommunications Building (CMU)
Campus room126
Event typesAcademics, Lectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsCommunication

In her book This Year’s Model, Elizabeth Wissinger (Fashion Studies and Sociology, City University of New York) weaves together in-depth interviews and research at model castings, photo shoots, and runway shows to offer a glimpse into the life of the model throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Wissinger shares highlights of her case study of the modeling industry, to consider the origins of glamour labor, and how the rise of digital media has amplified the imperative to edit the body and self to appear as fascinating and polished in person as one does in one’s highly scripted, filtered, and manipulated online life.…
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